Yellowbook, AT&T Launch Updated Tablet Apps
June 13, 2011 | Contributed by: Stephanie Hobbs
As consumers increasingly adopt iPads and tablets, local search companies are continuing to refine their business listings apps to provide users with newer features.
Last week, Yellowbook announced the launch of a new version of its U.S. Yellow Pages application designed for Android tablets. The new app features map-based business listing results, and users can quickly find a business by searching the business name or category or by browsing popular categories, their search history or nearby businesses.
The map-based interaction is an easy way for consumers to quickly access whether a particular business is in a convenient location for them. For example, a user can coordinate visiting local businesses close by to one another to avoid extra travel time.
Late last month, AT&T updated its YP Yellow Pages app for iPad. The app, available in the Navigation category in the App Store, introduces faster access to local deals. The app also takes advantage of the iPad’s printing capabilities, allowing users to cash in on local merchant discounts both online and in-person through digital and printable coupons.
Additionally, the app features an updated look and feel, new features that support a faster connection to local businesses and better sharing capabilities.